Jerry Portnoy, one of America's leading blues harp master players for over 30 years, has toured with Muddy Waters and shared the international stage with Eric Clapton. Now he has finally released his acclaimed Jerry Portnoy's Blues Harmonica Masterclass" to be enjoyed by blues harmonica devotees directly from the web. The 3-CD box set also features a book with witty, insightful commentary, and historic tour photos of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Willie Dixon, Sonny Terry, Dizzie Gillespie, and many more great musical artists who have inspired, taught or toured with Jerry.
The digital version of Jerry Portnoy's Blues Masterclass, published by Westport, CT's Pathfinder Media Group Inc., includes all the components of the original course that has been called without a doubt the best instructional CD on the harmonica that you will find."
This course is a distillation from the thirty years I have been teaching privately while also touring and recording all over the world. I myself had some of the best teachers, Jerry reveals, but they didn't teach in the formal sense-most of the time I learned from hanging out with them and getting them to show me this or that."
In this Blues Harmonica Masterclass, Jerry passes down the lessons and teachings of some of the greatest blues harp players of all time.
Portnoy's course is the best and most comprehensive I ever saw. It treats almost every technique in an understandable and stimulating way. All levels, beginner to advanced. Absolutely worth the money!" says Jan Van Gastel.
Jerry's approach to the harmonica is extremely methodical; breaking down each and every note and working each technique to perfection. To say that Jerry is a perfectionist is an understatement, says Bob Stannard.
Jerry Portnoy's Blues Harmonica Masterclass is the most thorough, detailed and comprehensive instructional method ever done, yet the easiest to follow and understand.
Blues Revue says it's unreservedly recommended."
Jerry Portnoy's Blues Harmonica Masterclass, including 3 hours of personal instruction with more than 300 playing examples at slow and regular speed, along with the coaching and explanations, is now available for a limited time at a special introductory price of just $49.95, all downloadable right to your computer. For Details and To Order.
Jerry Portnoy was born in 1943 and grew up in the blues rich atmosphere of Chicago's famous Maxwell Street Market during the Golden Age of The Chicago Blues.
His career has included six years as a member of the fabled Muddy Waters Blues Band, six as leader of the Legendary Blues Band, and another four touring internationally with blues guitar great, Eric Clapton. Jerry Portnoy's blues harp touring has carried him to every state in the Union and twenty-five countries on five continents with performances at The White House, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, The Smithsonian, London's Royal Albert Hall, at major jazz festivals worldwide, and on several Grammy Award winning albums.
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